Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Working from house could develop into the brand new regular for working professionals because the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, doubtlessly boosting shipments of laptop computer computer systems and different digital units subsequent yr, a number of contract digital makers have mentioned.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected world financial exercise but in addition created alternatives based mostly on web utilization, Barry Lam (林百里), chairman of pocket book contractor Quanta Laptop Inc., mentioned earlier this month at an investor convention.
Lam mentioned the robust demand pushed by distance studying and distant work because of the pandemic is just the start and the world can’t return to “enterprise as standard” even after COVID-19.
Quanta’s pocket book shipments hit a single-quarter excessive of 18.3 million items within the third quarter and are anticipated to achieve 60 million items for the entire of the yr, in accordance with the corporate.
Its shipments are anticipated to extend one other 8-10 % within the fourth quarter to twenty million items on account of robust demand for the brand new MacBook and Chromebook laptop computer fashions it assembles, in accordance with trade specialists.
Quanta Vice Chairman C.C. Leung (梁次震) additionally predicted the corporate’s pocket book shipments to proceed to rise within the second half of this yr and exceed 60 million items subsequent yr.
Liao Syh-jang (廖賜政), the CEO of contract electronics maker Pegatron Corp., was equally optimistic about his firm’s enterprise outlook for the fourth quarter, citing the robust demand for shopper electronics merchandise catering to the wants of individuals working at house.
He mentioned the merchandise with good prospects embrace online game consoles and data and communication know-how units.
Due to rising demand for distant work and on-line studying units, shopper electronics contract maker Compal Electronics, Inc. has been capable of match its gross sales of pocket book computer systems and sensible units within the first 9 months in comparison with final yr regardless of the pandemic.
The corporate’s consolidated gross sales within the first three quarters totaled NT$714.94 billion (US$25.03 billion), up 0.3 % from a yr earlier.
Asustek Laptop Inc. co-CEO S.Y. Hsu (許先越) mentioned that even after COVID-19 eases with the event of a vaccine for the coronavirus, working from house will develop into the brand new regular.